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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oberoi Group's VP - development, Davinder Singh joins The Leela Palces, Hotels And Resorts

Here is another senior management level movement from the Indian luxury hotel chain The Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.

Davinder Singh, vice president - development of The Oberoi Group of Hotels (EIH Ltd) has joined The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts as the hotel chain's vice president for development. In his new role, Singh will be involved in all aspects of development including, site selection, design, branding, negotiating management and joint venture agreements and working with external property and financial consultants.

An avid traveller Singh holds an honours degree in economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and has nearly 35 years of extensive business experience and specialised knowledge in the hospitality industry. He started his career with Remington Rand India Ltd as a management trainee. Subsequently, he worked as an assistant sales manager, Welcomgroup Searock, Bandra Lands End (Mumbai); sales manager - Tours, Travel House; sales manager, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi and as sales manager - tours with Mercury Travels India Ltd before joining EIH Ltd.

Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “Davinder joins The Leela family at a very crucial time in the expansion of the brand and we are delighted to welcome him on board. His expertise and extensive experience in Development, coupled with a reputation for excellence makes him an outstanding asset.”

Earlier Rattan Keswani president of Trident Hotels with the Oberoi Group had quit and is currently serving notice period. The market has it that Keswani is set to launch a new venture. Will have to wait till April-end / early June to know what venture is he really launching.

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